Practical uses: Echinacea root is an immune-stimulant that increases
overall resistance to disease. The herb is also useful in treating the
early phases of bacterial or viral infection. Echinacea speeds
resolution of colds, flu and all kinds of upper respiratory infection.
The herb makes an anti-inflammatory treatment for infected wounds and
the bites of reptiles and insects. Echinacea is also a potent sialagogue